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PB86: Banish the Balance ft. Tonya Rapley

Continuing our guest interviews for National Financial Literacy Month April 2018, we welcome back Tonya Rapley (ICYMI – PB29: My Fab Finance ft. Tonya Rapley). Since the last time she was on our show, Mrs. Rapley has secured several bags. For the newly acquainted, Tonya is the millennial money expert and creator of the award-winning site, In 2014 she was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building” by Black Enterprise Magazine and her site has been voted the best finance blog for women. She joins us this week to help discuss this week’s Financial Literacy theme: Eliminating Debt.

  • Tonya’s motto is “never stop learning.” She explains how this mantra has helped her pursuit of happiness
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and how ‘building the right team’ can be the difference between doing good versus doing great
  • #BanishTheBalance: challenges you to create financial boundaries and allows you to join a community of like-minded individuals motivated to remove debt from their lives
  • How she overcame the new challenge of managing ‘business debt’ and the lesson she learned about herself and maintaining financial rigor even after you achieve financial success

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